Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Community digest: Wiki Loves Women, bridging two gaps at a time; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Women is addressing two content gaps on Wikipedia through adding content about African women, helping to increase the encyclopedia’s gender and geographical diversity. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, Wikimedia project milestones, Wiki Project Med, and more. ... Read more

  2. Writing Ghana into Wikipedia: Felix Nartey

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    Nartey helps address systemic bias on Wikipedia by adding content about his home country of Ghana and researching why fewer people from the African continent tend to edit the site.... Read more

  3. Community digest: Spanish Wikipedia’s Women in Architecture helps address the gender gap; news in brief

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    Women are rarely found in architecture history books, and this bias has been transposed onto Wikipedia. Women in Architecture is a new working group on the Spanish Wikipedia that aims at changing this. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a meeting for the partnerships and resource development group, foundation board updates, and more.... Read more

  4. Wikipedia Zero joins Mossab Banat on his trip to freely share human knowledge

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    Banat has made over a hundred thousand edits and helped expand the Arabic Wikipedia while using zero-rate mobile data.... Read more

  5. Community digest: Wiki Loves Earth winner helps promote free knowledge in Serbia; news in brief

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    Čedomir Žarković’s first-place photo in the international Wiki Loves Earth photo competition made him into a viral star in Serbia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes results of Wiki Women Prize and the Archives Challenge, registration for Wikimedia Poland winter meeting is open, Afilliations Committtee calls for volunteers and more.... Read more

  6. News on Wikipedia: Wikipedians track the Dakota Access Pipeline

    "Stand with Standing Rock" protest in San Francisco. Photo by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The Dakota Access Pipeline has been the subject of significant controversy in recent months. Wikipedians are chronicling the story as it unfolds with neutral and factual information.... Read more

  7. Community digest: Wiki Loves Africa, because Wikipedia is a place for everyone; news in brief

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    Wiki Loves Africa is back with ‘music and dance’ as a theme for this year’s competition. Grab your camera and get ready to document the culture of this splendid continent. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes Wikipedia content gets ready for a trip to the moon, Wikimania scholarship committee is open for volunteers, and more. ... Read more

  8. Wait, what? Alex, the parrot with a little human brain

    Photo courtesy of the Alex Foundation

    Alex knew the meaning of a hundred English words, could count to six, could answer and even ask questions, how to apologize (when appropriate), and how to protest when people did something he didn’t want.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Wikipedians in Bulgaria revive their history through the Archives Challenge, news in brief

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    This month, Wikipedia editors develop and use 6,500 freely-licensed photos in the Archives Challenge. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes editathons in NYC and Belgrade, a prestigious prize for the Wikimedia community in Estonia, new resources for holding Wikimedia events in Africa, and more.... Read more

  10. Over a decade in, Piotr Konieczny is still editing and writing Wikipedia

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    Piotr Konieczny has created and developed thousands of articles in his thirteen years of editing Wikipedia—and for ten of those, he has been teaching students with it.... Read more